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Pokemon Go Global Challenge: All challenge tasks completed – rewards incoming

Published: 12/Jun/2019 16:47 Updated: 14/Aug/2019 11:26

by Paul Cot

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Niantic have announced the 2019 Pokemon Go Global Challenge, which will see trainers from across the world work alongside those attending the Pokemon Go Fest events this summer, in an attempt to earn as many rewards as possible.

Update: Pokemon Go Fest Yokohama has now finished and trainers successfully completed each of their challenge tasks. This means all challenges were completed across each Go Fest event.

The Yokohama bonuses will be available from August 13 1pm PDT to August 20 1pm PDT and are as follows:

  • 3x catch stardust
  • Guaranteed 3,000 stardust per raid
  • 3x hatch stardust
  • 1 hour star pieces

In addition to this, as all challenges were completed, special bonus Suicune raid battles will be available on August 17, 4pm local time – and yes, if you’re lucky you could get a shiny!

The event will be broken down into three separate challenges, each lasting the duration of the three upcoming Pokemon Go Fest events which are taking place in June, July and August. They are as follows:

  • Pokemon Go Fest Chicago, USA
  • Pokemon Go Fest Dortmund, Germany
  • Pokemon Go Fest Yokohama, Japan

Unlocked rewards are solely dependent on how many research tasks are completed, with attendees of the events having to complete a fraction that global trainers do.

Teams come together

The narrative is all Pokemon Go trainers will put team allegiances aside and come together to complete the vast number of tasks required. In reality this is the best way to make sure all Pokemon Go players can participate during each event.

Last year’s event, which was very similar, saw trainers come together and complete all of the tasks. The same will be expected despite there being far more challenges to complete.

Global Challenge research tasks

The nature of the research tasks are yet to be revealed although they will likely be the usual throw three curve balls in a row or catch 10 type of x Pokemon variety.

Rewards won’t depend on specific tasks but the number of them that are completed. If trainers at both the events and around the globe hit the targets, the rewards will be made available. Those targets and rewards are as follows for each event.

Pokemon GoPokemon Go Fest Chicago iwas the first of three big live events over the summer…

Pokemon Go Fest Chicago

The Chicago challenge ran from June 13 9am PDT to June 16 5pm PDT.

Bonuses which were successfully unlocked were available from June 18 1pm PDT to June 25 1pm PDT.

If all bonuses are unlocked then Raikou will be available in raids at a time and date yet to be announced. There will also be a chance of encountering a shiny Raikou!

Number of research tasks to complete Rewards
Event attendees 1 million 2x catch candy
Team Instinct 15 million Guaranteed 1 rare candy per raid
Team Mystic 15 million 1/2 egg hatch distance
Team Valor 15 million 2x hatch candy
Pokemon GoA lot of fans have been left disappointed with the inability to get tickets for the events…

Pokemon Go Fest Dortmund

The Dortmund challenge ran from July 4 1am PDT to July 7 9am PDT.

Bonuses which are successfully unlocked were available from July 9 1pm PDT to July 16 1pm PDT.

Entei, and its shiny variant, were also available in raid battles as part of the rewards.

Number of research tasks to complete Rewards
Event attendees 1 million 3x catch XP
Team Instinct 15 million 1 hour lucky eggs
Team Mystic 15 million 3x hatch XP
Team Valor 15 million 2x raid XP
Pokemon GoPokemon Go trainers will have to wait until August for the Yokohama event…

Pokemon Go Fest Yokohama

The Yokohama challenge will run from August 5 6pm PDT to August 12 1am PDT.

Bonuses which are successfully unlocked will be available from August 13 1pm PDT to August 20 1pm PDT.

The bonus Pokemon this time will be Suicune, along with its shiny form, will be available in raids at a time and date yet to be announced.

Number of research tasks to complete Rewards
Event attendees 2 million 3x catch stardust
Team Instinct 25 million Guaranteed 3,000 stardust per raid
Team Mystic 25 million 3x hatch stardust
Team Valor 25 million 1 hour star pieces

Last updated 11:24 ET, August 12, 2019

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Complete First-Edition PSA10 Pokemon card set could sell for over $700K

Published: 16/Jan/2021 0:19

by Michael Gwilliam

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An incredible, complete set of 1999 first-edition Pokemon cards is available for auction – and it’s looking like it could sell for more than half a million dollars when it’s all said and done.

The complete set is made up entirely of PSA 10s, the best possible grade one can give to a card, meaning these are in tip-top condition.

According to Goldin Auctions, who is hosting the bid, the collection includes four extremely sought-after Charizard cards. For many, Charizard is considered the holy grail of Pokemon cards.

So far, five people have put in the funds necessary to bid on the collection in two weeks. If you want to join in, you’re going to need some deep pockets – the minimum bid starts at $125,000.

Screenshot of Charizard Pokemon Trading Card Game 1999.
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Charizard is one of the rarest Pokemon cards.

The fact that there are four Charizards alone in the collection is nothing to scoff at, and could very well be the cherry on top of the pristine PSA 10 collection.

Just back in October of 2020, rapper Logic purchased the 1st Edition card for just over $226,000. But that was then, and this is now.

Goldin Auctions states they “just sold an SGC Gold Label Pristine 10 ‘1 of 1’ example of the Charizard for nearly $400,000 in their December Holiday Auction.”

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Booster boxes can sell for hundreds of thousands.

While the card alone can sell for a ridiculous amount, booster box prices have also seen their value rise.

As the TGC community has continued to grow, plenty of YouTubers and Twitch stars have started spending a lot of money on booster boxes from the 90s. The end result is that costs have skyrocketed.

Earlier in December, a booster box from Heritage Auctions sold for a whopping $408,000.

Given the insanity of the current lot and just how many perfect condition cards are included, we could be seeing a brand new Pokemon record once the bidding wraps up. The only question is: Will it ever reach the million-dollar mark? We’ll have to see what 2021 has in store.